Fitbit Blaze

A fitness watch that’s as stylish as it is smart.

#5 Product of the DayJanuary 05, 2016
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*Please be waterproof, please be waterproof 💦☔️* "Water Resistant" 😐
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@gigitsui I'll be very surprised if we see water proof versions of any of these devices before hydrophobic treatments become reliable. Their barometer which they use for height (read: altitude and knowing if you climbed stairs) require holes in the device to function properly. Until then, charge it while you're in the shower or doing dishes. 😄
@trulyadamant Why not? Barometer hasn't exactly stopped players like Garmin, TomTom or Polar from offering waterproof fitness devices. As a fitbit fan, I feel their product strategy is akin to the Canon/Nikon DSLR roadmap: incremental improvements in each new model but there's *invariably* missing key features so you'll be buying a replacement in 2 or 3 gens time. Guess they don't want to do a GoPro where older models still works too damn well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@gigitsui I don't know too much about those devices but those first two are GPS companies. Are we sure that's a piece of hardware they include?
Just saw all the hype about this on Twitter! You can read announcements on Fortune, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Mashable, Gizmodo, Venture Beat and The Verge @jeremiahlee tell us more 😛 After the holiday season I'm sure this is going to be a hit! What inspired the design? I've seen lots mentioned in the Twittersphere
Comes out in March if anyone was curious
It's huge and has a very masculine style... I guess that's a prerequisite for smart watches now?
@jeremiahlee Will the "Music controls" work with Spotify / Pandora / Other 3rd party music apps?
@lancescadden the music controls work for Spotify on the Surge so I'm sure they will work on the Blaze.
@inorganik This is a big part of the reason I don't own a smart watch - they all look comically bulky to me (on my skinny wrists). I like this otherwise, but wouldn't own it for the same reason.
@lancescadden The Fitbit Blaze music controls will work with any music app that uses your phone OS's music control functionality.
This is pretty much the ideal smartwatch for me to give to my parents, both of which have been using fitbits for a little over a year now. For me personally however, I still don't know why smartwatch makers (Motorola, Apple, and now Fitbit) want us to wear a watch while working out. Maybe it is my personal preference to not wear a watch while working out.